Fire alarm did not dampen St Patrick’s Day spirits in Norwich as band continued playing in the street
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A city Irish pub marked St Patrick's Day by holding three days of live music, river dancing and Guinness.
The Butcher Bhoy, on Exchange Street, which opened in October served up Irish stew and dumpling, Irish seafood chowder, and baps on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to celebrate.
On Sunday owner Cara Blezard said: 'People have been in her since 10am, since we opened. It's been amazing, it's been absolutely amazing. It's so nice because everyone is happy.'
Abiola Behan, who was working behind the bar, said the atmosphere had been 'ridiculous' and the Guinness had been consistently flowing.
Miss Behan, who is Irish and new to the city, said: 'In Norwich it [St Patrick's Day] is not a big thing, I hadn't heard of anything, you don't hear of it in any of the pubs.'
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Ms Blezard said that was why she wanted to make it such a memorable event, and said she wanted to be come back 'bigger and better' next year.
At one point the fire alarm at a neighbouring building went off, forcing punters out into the street.
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'But the band just continued playing outside,' Ms Blezard said. 'The customers were more concerned about getting their pints down, it's been a lot of fun.'